menu

REYTA Finalist Just Beverley shortlisted nominee o2 community publication award 2017
Fairtrade 2018

Fairtrade Fortnight begins Next week

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 will challenge the British public to open their doors to Fairtrade and help close the door on the exploitation facing the people who produce the things we love to eat, drink, and wear.

The nationwide campaign ‘Come On In’ will run from Monday 26 February until Sunday 11 March and will invite you to come in to the world of the people who grow our food to see what life can be like when farmers and workers aren’t paid fairly. 

The Beverley Fairtrade Group will be fully engaged in this year’s theme, ‘Come On In’

Our main event will focus on Toll Gavel United Church in the town centre of Beverley. The church will be open as usual every weekday morning for Fairtrade coffee and tea and our weekly Saturday Coffee Morning which is held in the church hall.

The general public will be invited in during these regular opening times to find out more about Fairtrade and meet some producers. We will have information to take away as well as displays about individual producers and their stories of how Fairtrade has helped to improve their income and their prospects. Fairtrade provides them with an opportunity to earn their way out of poverty and transform their communities.

This year the Fairtrade Foundation tells the story of Marcial. He is a banana farmer working with the Coobana co-operative in Panama. Before Fairtrade stepped in to help, the price they received for their bananas was not enough to cover their costs and for 17 years the price did not change. Since their partnership with Fairtrade it’s made a mega revolution in their lives. The family used to live in a small room 10 feet square, and live, cook and sleep in the same room. Now they have their own new built house with separate facilities and privacy. The co-operative have spent 50% of their Fairtrade premium on social needs, 30% on production improvements and 20% on environmental projects.

Adam Gardner, Communities Campaigns Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation said: “It’s a scandalous reality that millions of farmers and workers are being ripped off despite working hard to provide the products we love. Unfairness in global trade is rooted in centuries of exploitation. Yet across the globe, millions of hard-working producers like Marcial are unravelling this legacy. They’re fighting for a fair deal, supported by Fairtrade, earning their way out of poverty and transforming their communities.

John Turner from the Beverley Fairtrade Group says,’We shall do our best to help and promote Fairtrade in the town, and offer a wide range of Fairtrade products to sell and find out more about.’

See you at Toll Gavel Church, open every weekday from 10.a.m. to 12 noon.
 

 


 

Latest from Lifestyle

Sammy and Toby

Sammy and Toby

The end of the year is always a time for reflection and Jerry Green Dog Rescue is celebrating some great achievements this year, re-homing over 800 dogs across 5 centres is up there on the list of ach...
Providing for Those Less Privileged During the Festive Period

Providing for Those Less Privileged During the Festive Period

At Christmas it can be easy to get sucked in to the excess of the season. Presents, rich food, booze, partying and much more can all put some serious strain on the credit card. But whilst the festi...
Try new skills for the New Year with 2019 adult learning courses

Try new skills for the New Year with 2019 adult learning courses

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering learners aged 19 years and over the perfect start to the New Year with its 2019 course launch and free Try Week in January. The courses that are availab...

Latest from News

The Cockpit Café-Bar opens its doors to the homeless this Christmas

The Cockpit Café-Bar opens its doors to the homeless this Christmas

This Christmas Eve after The Cockpit Café closes its doors to the public, as they go home and get tucked up in bed waiting for Father Christmas. It will then reopen its doors to the homeless of...
WIN, WIN, WIN with East Riding Theatre

WIN, WIN, WIN with East Riding Theatre

During the run of Goodnight Mister Tom, East Riding Theatre is offering  audiences the chance to buy tickets to enter a prize draw which features some amazing prizes donated by local busines...
Providing for Those Less Privileged During the Festive Period

Providing for Those Less Privileged During the Festive Period

At Christmas it can be easy to get sucked in to the excess of the season. Presents, rich food, booze, partying and much more can all put some serious strain on the credit card. But whilst the festi...

Features

Todays Events

Tuesday - 18th

Peter Barker: Working Hands

Treasure House, Beverley

Carols and Cheer

Wharton Arms, Woodmansey
7:00pm

Upcoming Events

Wednesday - 19th

Culture Christmas with Culture Orchestra and Culture Voce

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley
7:30pm

Friday - 21st

Santa and his Sleigh Christmas Tour

Tesco, Morton Lane, Beverley
10:00am

Saturday - 22nd

Santa and his Sleigh Christmas Tour

Flemingate, Beverley
11:00am

Sunday - 23rd

Santa and his Sleigh Christmas Tour

Flemingate, Beverley
11:00am

Thursday - 27th